[Irtalk] Call for papers: LIS SIG Session in Cape Town

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Fri Feb 6 13:03:25 SAST 2015

Dear Colleagues
Please share widely and support this session.
Kind regards
Forwarded on behalf of Prof Jaya Raju, University of Cape Town
Call for Papers
LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

Library and Information Science Education in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges


To discuss challenges that LIS education is facing in this region

To encourage exchange of ideas and experience amongst LIS educators from this region

To explore opportunities of collaboration in teaching, research and continuing professional development in this region


The LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group<http://www.ifla.org/lis-education-developing-countries> invites you to submit an abstract in ENGLISH of no more than 300 words in electronic format related to the theme for this session, which would cover any the following topics:

Faculty - teaching - research - mentoring

Student - recruitment - retention

Collaboration - networking - sharing of resources

Continuing professional development

Distance education

Integration of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

The proposal must include:

Name(s) of presenter(s)

Institutional affiliation

Mailing address

E-mail address

Title of the paper

Brief biographical statement maximum 100 words

Papers should be in any of the IFLA official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. However an English translation will be welcome. Simultaneous translation would be offered during the SIG session.

Please submit your proposals by 15 February 2015 to:

Felipe Martínez Arellano
Convener, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG)
Email: felipe at unam.mx<mailto:felipe at unam.mx>

Notification of proposal acceptance/rejection will be sent on 15 March 2015.

Deadline for final paper submission, 31 May 2015. The final paper should not be more than 5, 000 words in length.

Deadline for sending an English version of the final paper, if it is in another IFLA language, 30 June 2015.

Important Dates:
15 February 2015

Submission of proposal

15 March 2015

Notification to author

31 May 2015

Submission of full papers


All proposals must be in before 15 February 2015.

Please note

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2015 will be made available online via the IFLA Library<http://library.ifla.org/>under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/>. Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter<http://conference.ifla.org/ifla81/node/75> can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants<http://conference.ifla.org/ifla81/conference-participation-grants> webpage.

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